Definition of pranam in English:

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pranam

Pronunciation: /prəːˈnɑːm/

noun

[mass noun]
(In South Asia) a respectful greeting made by putting one’s palms together and often touching the feet of the person greeted: she joined her palms in pranam
More example sentences
  • How does a tap solo flow from a traditional Indian pranam?
  • When a family took their newly married daughter to India, her American bridegroom won everyone's hearts by doing ‘pranam’ to the elders and acting more dutiful than most Indian grooms!
  • One of the women placed two large strips of Nagapushpam on either side of the Naga, prayed and did her pranam.

Origin

From Hindi praṇām.

For editors and proofreaders

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